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Radiohead's Ed O'Brien: ‘There's a common misconception that we're miserable'

Posted On: 8 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Radiohead legend and guitarist Ed O'Brien wants you to know the band isn't as miserable as it's made out to be.
Speaking to The Big Issue in a Letter to My Younger Self , the 51-year-old pointed to Massive Attack's influence as a reason for how some might view the iconic band he co-founded.
“There's a common misconception about Radiohead that we're all miserable,” said O'Brien, who has been battling coronavirus symptoms in recent times. “I can see how that happened. After the first album, Pablo Honey, we were all over the place and we knew we had to get our shit together. So we looked around and said, who's the coolest band on the planet? And it was Massive Attack.
Sending love and strength EDX pic.twitter.com/tCAyzqMwkB
- Ed O'Brien March 23, 2020
“So that meant, pull the blinds down. Don't give away too much. Play it very straight. But behind the shutters my favourite moments have always been when the five of us were in a rehearsal studio, with no one else around, and we're laughing.
“Yes,...

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